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Just for Today Poem

A client of mine kept this on her bedroom mirror for a year.  She read it every day during Lent to help her stop drinking soda during the Lenten session.  It has now been 2 and a half years since her last soda!  Maybe this poem will be helpful for you also!   JUST FOR […]

Red, White & Blue Popsicle

About 10 (3-ounce) freezer pops | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups blueberries 1 cup raspberries 2 cups limeade   Preparation Divide blueberries and raspberries among freezer-pop molds. Pour limeade over the berries. Insert the sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours.   Nutrition […]


Researchers from Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA studied mouse models to understand why we reach for the sweet stuff when we’re feeling emotional.  Researchers found the stress can increase the body’s secretion of a hormone called glucocorticoids (GCs). These receptors, which are located on the tongue, are found in cells that make up […]


 One cup fat weight(left)– 7.5ozOne cup muscle weight(right) — 9.7 oz Equal volume fat weighs approximately 80% of what muscle weighs. I love it when my patients lead me to learning something new. Recently I had a guy who asked me what is the difference in weight of one cup of fat vs. one cup […]

From a Dietitian’s Kitchen: Roasted Vegetables

Do you get tired of salads and steamed vegetables?  If you haven’t tried roasting vegetables you are in for a tasty surprise.  Roasting concentrates the vegetables’ flavors and caramelizes the naturally occurring sugars.  I like to roasts a lot of vegetables at a time so I have plenty left over.  They are great as a […]

Ingredient List- Less Is More

A food product often comes with a lot of information and claims on the package.  On the front of the package there are often health claims like “low fat” or “sugar free.”  The back or side of a product will contain the Nutrition Facts Panel and ingredient list.  The ingredient list is the best place […]

How Much is TOO Much Exercise?

Most of you are familiar with the eating disorder known as bulimia nervosa which involves purging your calories by vomiting. You can also purge calories through excessive exercise. Exercise is generally always considered as beneficial to your health so it is frequently overlooked as developing into a possible disorder. What begins as a desire to […]

Have You Deprived Yourself of Enjoyable Foods?

Have you deprived yourself of enjoyable foods? Depriving yourself of the foods you enjoy will not help you lose weight- even if you are restricting high calorie foods. This is because the deprivation eventually leads to binges, cravings, overeating and guilt. Food deprivation, often called restrictive eating, also causes you to dislike nutritious foods. Healthier […]